I know of relatives or friends of friends who did but no one I knew. I do think it happened for some.If it was going on I didn’t hear about it or know about it. I actually called my mom who just turned 80 and she thought I was joking with her when I asked her. She said she never knew anyone that did that. It must have been rare and maybe in certain parts of the world but not in our area.
I just saw the article. It baffles me why the UK was so dragging (? Not sure that's the word I want but go with it) on chicken pox vaccination. I definitely had no choice in vaccinating my kid but I would've anyway if anything for me. I do like that my risk is different for shingles and at the moment maybe a third dose of chicken pox is all I need. Anyway tangent here but I'm with you, I think chicken pox for kids is a different ball game as a whole vs covid. While as a triple vaxxed adult I don't have much fear actually of getting covid, I don't push for that either.I edited my post to add something that suggests there's a transatlantic difference at play here.
Sorry to hear about your friend, but glad it's mild!
Thanks for the well wishes for my friend. They're all about being in the interest of honesty and I appreciate hearing their story. Just like my friend with sick covid baby. These are realities to listen to. Better for me than faceless names to me.
Oddly the friend who has the baby - a friend of that friend shared their family's unvaccinated issues. Unsure of omicron or delta but they lost one of their elders (being vague I don't know this person to ask if I can be specific) and most adults probably 30-40s based on pics were very bad off and hospitalized. This is why I continue to push for vaccines.